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Salt's random CPU blabber and some reading. Be prepared.

By Salt · 7 replies
Aug 3, 2012
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  1. Well, just as the title says, my Intel Core i7 2600k Sandy Bridge literally makes like ticking sounds, like it is thinking. Like the processor, (the brain of the operation) was making connections and opening programs, or... its like a virus or something. Something. Is making my IDLE computer drag. What are your thoughts my TS brethren?
    Afterthought : It is constantly ticking away, "thinking" and making noise. When every program is closed. nothing is running that would be dragging on a system with the monitor off. Nothing running. I wiggled the mouse and everything came back and the system just kept ticking. As I closed programs. And shut everything down. Dammit. << (pardon me french) I just realized something. I watch way too much porn. Should I go finally spend the cash to get the good stuff? Good anti-virus? One that really gets rid of everything. No hassle to me, and draws very little from my Cpu. I want every last possible bit, for running my two 560Ti's playing Bf3 and kicking some ***. (Also have a girlfriend in a steady relationship and make 1200 a week working construction) Just a side thought. Not to brag, I just want people to know, I like adrenaline. And for whatever reason, the only things that can really get my adrenaline going or make me feel like I'm invincible, are, Riding my streetbike in the twisty's, having sex, or (Making Love) if you're the un-openminded, and playing first person shooters. Yes, playing a good fps can get your adrenaline going. If you get into it enough I guess.

    But kind sir's/

    I sir Salt.... Or the Êngermire Schwaddell Schvéden if you are on 4chan ever. Dutch Baby. I've been Salt for 13 years. As far as I'm concerned, I, am the real Salt. Angelina Jolie ain't nothin. Peace. I write a lot. ....bid you adieu.

    And again, if you guys actually read these long boring posts of mine that I've had over time, you will understand, my question in the beginning is real. But I really just enjoy typing. So sorry for typing your eyes off. Haha. But seriously. Anybody know of any really good, decently priced anti-virus software? Again, I don't really want anything that's too demanding on the Cpu. And, go.



    If you tell me to " Use the Search Feature on the Forums " just please do me one favor. And look at the last dates on the searches of the same subject. I just want the most recent thing.


  2. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,268

    CPU's don't tick.
    Probable culprits are:
    PSU fan - see if any wires/cable are in close proximity to the PSU fan. No? Take out the PSU (or invert the chassis). What about now? If changing the orientation stops or decreases the sound then it's either a dry fan bearing or a loose wire or piece of insulation thats broken away and connecting with the fan blades.
    Secondary culprit could be something (wiring/cabling) interfering with a chassis or graphics fans
    Sounds like your girlfriend is plenty tough is she's pulling down good money in construction ;)

    Thanks for the rest of your backround -though I'm more an advocate of less is more, especially if you're wanting an answer for a specific problem. TS probably isn't the best source of advice for porn addiction or girlfriends into manual labour
  3. Salt

    Salt TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Haha your reply, and my trophies, made me laugh pretty hard. You sir, have a wonderful sense of humor.
    dividebyzero likes this.
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,268

    I think I know whats going on here....outright flattery and a casual mention of the trophy system. OK- Your post has been "liked" - JUST DON"T EXPECT IT TO WORK EVERYTIME!!! :celebrateliketheresnotomorrow:

    EDIT: Soz. We evidently don't have a smiley for that, so #partypartyparty

    EDIT2: That didn't appear to do anything either. Lets try...

    Salt likes this.
  5. Salt

    Salt TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 41

    So I've come to the conclusion, that it is the Hard Drive making all the noise. but it still doesn't make any sense as to why. You know that noise the inside of your computer makes when you open up a program? Well it does that noise, constantly. Something is open behind the scenes. And I fear it may be a virus. But my computer runs fine. No pop ups, no system lag, but I KNOW this isn't normal.
  6. xcylent

    xcylent TS Booster Posts: 230   +17

    hey salt, I've gotta say this was one of the more enjoyable posts to read.
    How long have you had the HDD?
    anyway, If you've determined it's definitely the Hard Drive, then it may be starting to die.
    Inside the HDD there's a disk (platter), and an arm, which flicks across the platter to read and write data. after long use, (or a faulty HDD), the arm can become old and start clicking. you may also start to notice slower read/write speeds.
    This isn't really caused by any virus, my best guess would be that it's just starting to show its age. OR if it's relatively new, then it may be faulty.
    anyway, I'd probably get that replaced as soon as possible.
    I hope I cleared things up a little.
    then again I may be completely wrong because I'm not 100% sure :)
  7. Salt

    Salt TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Thanks! Glad I entertained someone other than myself haha.

    It is about 3 months old, I built the setup myself. It's a 1tb seagate barracuda 6gb/s 7200 rpm. I was afraid it may be faulty. It has been dogging a little lately.
  8. xcylent

    xcylent TS Booster Posts: 230   +17

    :/ this may be a long shot but do you regularly defrag it?
    if you're willing to go all out, perhaps completely reformat it and clean all the sectors.
    That may help but I can't be certain.

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